|Heidi receiving her first dose of her new chemotherapy, adriamycin|
|A wonderful mystical hike on Valentine's Day|
Since my last blog entry, our hopes for Heidi's new chemotherapy changed to disappointment when scans showed continued progression of her bone and liver tunors. She started weekly adriamycin this past Monday, a more toxic, more powerful chemo.
|On the summit of challenging Jefferson Ridge on New Year's Day!|
As with the chemo that failed, they'll have to wait 2 months to determine if this chemo is working via more scans and lab work.
My new prostate cancer is Stage 2 according to my biopsy, but during my upcoming surgery (radical prostatectomy) on March 12 they will check surrounding lymph nodes to make sure it is not Stage 3.
During the same procedure, they will go into my bladder, removing any new tumors found there.
So we have a lot to deal with. Prayer and support from family & friends are keeping us afloat these days. And humor.
Our easiest setting to pray remains on hikes in the two magnificent mountain ranges nearby. We have already done 5 hikes this year! What a contrast between a day at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and a day on a hiking trail.
|Enjoying a beautiful creek below this beautiful wooden bridge|
We need both.
We are grateful for both.
We are grateful for you.
|Heading up a ridge to reach a beautiful river gorge|
As always, thank you for your prayers and/or positive thoughts.. your compassion.
Love & Blessings,
Joe & Heidi